Ben Smith, the editor in chief of BuzzFeed News who helped build the news division, is leaving the company after eight years to become a media columnist at The New York Times. Smith’s departure comes at a delicate time for BuzzFeed as it has been focused on turning the business around and has seen a number of top executives, including its head of ad sales, its head of corporate development and...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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